Henri Cueco

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Henri Cueco
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Born(1929-10-19)19 October 1929
Uzerche, Corrèze, France
Died13 March 2017(2017-03-13) (aged 87)
Paris, France
Cause of deathAlzheimer's disease
ResidenceParis, France
Vigeois, Corrèze, France
OccupationPainter, essayist, novelist, radio personality
Political partyFrench Communist Party (1956–1976)
Spouse(s)Marinette Cueco
Parent(s)Vicente Cueco
RelativesPablo Cueco

Henri Cueco (19 October 1929 – 13 March 2017) was a French painter, essayist, novelist and radio personality.

His work was exhibited internationally. He was the author of several books, including collections of essays and novels. He was also a contributor to France Culture.

He was a communist-turned-libertarian, he was a co-founder of Coopérative des Malassis, an anti-consumerist artists collective. He was best-known for The Red Men, a series of figurative paintings depicting aspects of the Cold War like the May 1968 events, the Vietnam War and Red Scare, and his 150 still lifes, or "portraits," of potatoes.[1]

Cueco died of Alzheimer's disease on 13 March 2017 in Paris, aged 87.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Le peintre Henri Cueco est mort". Libération. March 15, 2017. Retrieved March 15, 2017.
  2. Duponchelle, Valérie (March 14, 2017). "La mort du peintre Henri Cueco". Le Figaro. Retrieved March 15, 2017.